Vincentian in Canada receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
November 16, 2012
Vincentian in Canada receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Vincentian Alwyn Child, residing in Canada, recently received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his career contribution in that country, which spans over 31 years.{{more}}

Child, Director General of the Labour Program’s Workplace directorate, during his career has played a key role in Japanese-Canadian redress and in human rights and occupational health and safety, which have had a direct and positive impact on the lives of many Canadians.

As part of this year’s National Public Service Week, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the prestigious honour to Child.

Child has been working for the Labour Program since 2005. Before that, he worked at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and held various positions, over a 20-year period, at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

In 1994, Child served as a member of the Japanese Canadian Redress Advisory Committee.

Between 1987 and 1989, he was Secretary of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies. He has represented the Government of Canada on a number of national and international committees and is currently a Governor on the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

It honours Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities and the nation or who have made achievements abroad that bring credit to Canada.